NCAA hoops odds preview - Hampton vs. Winthrop
Hampton Pirates vs Winthrop Eagles Odds
Winthrop Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Winthrop Eagles and the visiting Hampton Pirates in college hoops action on Sunday.
The Eagles currently sports a 5-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Pirates are 2-8 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pirates have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 89 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate No. 203 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-56 victory for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winthrop's No. 289 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 123 at 63.7 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 41.3% from the field, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (38.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hampton owns the country's No. 86-rated mark, allowing 65.4 points per game on the highway. Winthrop, on the other hand, rates No. 260 in scoring at home.
Hampton was a 54-52 loser in its last match at home against Northern Kentucky. Hampton got 16 points from Emmanuel Okoroba but lost anyway, 54-52, to Northern Kentucky on Thursday at Hampton Convocation Center.
Winthrop was a 74-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Auburn. Joab Jerome scored 16 points leading the Eagles to a 74-67 victory over Auburn at Auburn Arena on Saturday.
Hampton at USC Upstate, Wednesday, January 2
Winthrop home to North Carolina Central, Wednesday, January 2